subluxation

Subluxation

Subluxation occurs at any age and some of the causes are physical, toxins and stress. Subluxation can be caused by trauma due to physical impact and this can occur while playing sports or while sleeping in a bad position. It can also result from toxins due to poor diet because chemicals can throw your internal balance off and cause the muscles to contract. Stress is another possible cause of subluxation because tension can cause the muscles around the neck and upper back to tighten.

Conditions Resulting from Subluxation

Subluxation is believed to be one of the main causes of neck pain and back pain. Treating subluxations can help alleviate painful symptoms associated with numerous conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Leg pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Spinal arthritis (spondylosis)
  • Whiplash

 

Symptoms of Subluxation

If the vertebral subluxation is causing nerve compression, this would result in neck and back pain. There are many possible causes of subluxation and symptoms can vary from person to person. The most common symptoms are:

  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Reduced range of motion or spinal mobility
  • Spinal muscle tightness, weakness or spasms
  • Pain, numbness or tingling sensation in the extremities
  • Joint pain, soreness or tenderness

 

What is subluxation?

Subluxation is the result of abnormal separation or misalignment of the vertebrae or spinal joints, which affects the nerve communication between the brain and the body. It a very common condition and usually occurs in women and older adults aged 40 or older

Back Pain

BACK PAIN

Back pain is a debilitating condition that affects adults of all ages. People suffering from back pain may find difficulty performing everyday tasks like sitting, sleeping and engaging in physical activities. According to the American Chiropractic Association, an estimated 31 million American experience lower back pain at any given time.

Managing your back pain with chiropractic care can help alleviate back pain and restore quality of life. At Advanced Chiropractic Relief, we help patients in Houston manage their back pain naturally with chiropractic care, avoiding invasive surgical procedures

Types of Back Pain

There are several types of back pain, but the most common types are acute low-back pain and chronic low-back pain.

Acute back pain– Patients with acute low-back pain often improve on their own, through self-care, and stay active. If acute low back pain persists after four weeks, you can consider non-drug therapies, including Chiropractic manipulation.

Chronic back pain– Long-term use of pain medication usually does not improve functioning for patients with chronic low-back pain. Natural therapies, including spinal manipulation prove more beneficial. Psychological and social factors also contribute to chronic low-back pain. Most patients with chronic low-back pain will not become pain-free so treatment should be more focused on improving function and reducing pain.

Symptoms of Back Pain

With back pain, the connection to a physical source is not always evident. There are people showing no spinal abnormalities on their X-rays yet suffer from excruciating back pain.

  • Pain affects the back area and does not radiate to the leg
  • Difficulty standing, walking or sitting
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cramps
  • Pain is felt suddenly
  • Back is sore to the touch

Back Pain treatment in Philadelphia

Causes of Back Pain

The human spine is a complex structure of discs, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. There are several possible causes for back pain or discomfort. Most back pain sufferers don’t seek help to find out the cause of their back pain thinking that the pain will go away on its own and only get medical assistance if the pain intensifies and become unbearable.

 

  • Strained Muscles or Ligaments: Muscles, ligaments and tendons get strained when they are pulled or torn, which can damage fibers resulting in pain. This is more common among athletes and weekend warriors who engage in physically-demanding activities. However, you can still suffer from pulled muscle or ligaments while doing things, such as lifting, at home or at work.
  • Stress: When you are stressed, you become tensed; your blood pressure and heart rate rise and your muscles tighten. Constant stress causes your muscles to become sore and weak.
  • Vertebral Subluxation: Vertebral subluxation is a result of the spine in which alignment, movement integrity and physiological functions are compromised due to functional, structural, and/or pathological articular changes. In the lumbar spine, these usually occur at the transition between the lower spine and the sacrum. Because of the relationship between the spinal column, the spinal cord, and the spinal nerves, vertebral subluxations have the potential to impair proper nerve function. Read more about Vertebral Subluxation ›
  • Herniated Disc: A herniated disc results when the rubbery cushions located between vertebrae or individual bones in the spine are ruptured. When one of these discs develops a crack in its hard outer wall, the inner disc material is pushed into the spinal canal. When this happens, the herniated disc irritates the nerves and causes pain, weakness, or numbness.

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Philadelphia

As your Chiropractor, Dr. Corrine Morgan performs spinal adjustments to help patients manage back pain. Spinal adjustment is a technique we use to realign the spine and reduce pressure on the spine. This technique can improve communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which can help speed the healing process and improve the overall health and function. Chiropractic adjustments address the pain at its source while providing relief at the same time. At Morgan Chiropractic Center, we offer help for alleviating back pain with all-natural and gentle chiropractic care.

Comprehensive Exam- Dr. Morgan carries out a thorough examination of your neck and entire spine to determine the best approach for your neck pain. During the examination, she will check your posture and identify the areas of restricted movement.

Comprehensive and Individualized Treatment Plan- After careful and thorough assessment of your neck and entire spine and identifying the source of your pain, Dr. Morgan will put together a comprehensive and individualized chiropractic plan that is designed to alleviate painful symptoms of your condition.

Spinal Adjustments- Spinal manipulations relieve pressure on the nervous system, promote spinal health and improve overall health. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing relief from back pain

Car Accident injuries

Car accident injuries

Most people who get injured in car accidents do not even think to see a chiropractor. Chiropractic care after a car accident is ideal for people seeking a non-surgical and drug-free solution. At Morgan Chiropractic center, we provide safe, effective, natural and non-invasive Chiropractic care to help alleviate pain due to injuries from car accidents. Chiropractor Dr. Corrine Morgan has been in practice for over 35 years.

An Overview of Car Accident Injuries

The human body is not made to withstand the impact of a car accident and the way the body reacts to an accident varies. A car accident injury can cause long-term pain to your body if not treated immediately, even if there are no visible signs of injuries. While severe injuries can keep you bed-ridden, mild injuries such as micro-tears in the muscles or ligaments can also lead to more pain in the long run. Dr. Morgan recommends immediate Chiropractic care to realign the spine, reduce inflammation and help heal the body.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

There are many types of car accident injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck Injuries
  • Displaced bone fragments in the spine
  • Herniated discs
  • Soft-tissue injuries

Symptoms of Car Accident Injuries

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Body stiffness
  • Chest pain
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attack symptoms

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries in Philadelphia

Dr. Morgan’s approach to treatment is rooted in this simple philosophy: treat both the symptoms and the problem. While medications help reduce the pain, medication does not treat or get rid of the underlying cause of pain. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment technique for car accident injuries because Dr. Morgan realigns the body to fix the problem. Our goal with every patient is to improve their health from the inside out and avoid long-term pain.

Non-Obvious Injuries- Other than the move obvious car accident injuries, there are other injuries such as whiplash that are not always apparent immediately following a car accident. It sometimes takes days to feel the symptoms of whiplash, such as headache, soreness, dizziness, pain in the upper back and neck. By seeing Dr. Morgan immediately following your car accident, we can properly diagnose your injuries and initiate your Chiropractic care plan before the pain worsens and become unbearable.

Drug-Free Pain Relief- Pain relief drug medications can be extremely addictive. Chiropractic care offers relief from pain without the need for any addictive drugs or medications and heals the body from within and not just masking the pain.

Reduces Inflammation- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system and helps the body release anti-inflammatory substance, which reduces inflammation and alleviates pain.

Restores Range of Motion- Chiropractic adjustments can help mobilizes your spine and restores range of motion. Dr. Morgan has the training and decades of experience to provide you with the highest level of chiropractic care to help you avoid long-term pain and promote natural healing.

Chronic Pain

Pain Management Clinic for Injuries & Chronic Back Pain Conditions

At Morgan Chiropractic center pain management team understands the challenges facing patients following chronic pain injuries. A whiplash injury or herniated disc can lead to recurring back pain, neck pain and headaches. For other patients, chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, can make their life unbearable at times. Our Chiropractor Dr. Moran is here to help. Dr. Morgan’s purpose in life is to help as many people as possible through Chiropractic care, including our drug-free pain management solutions.

Neck & Back Pain Management – Get to the Root of the Problem

Traditional pain management relies on medication to mask the symptoms of chronic back pain. This medication interferes with the brain’s ability to process pain signals, giving patients a temporary respite from pain. Unfortunately, once this medication wears off, the pain will return and may even feel worse than before. Many of our patients worry about getting trapped in a cycle of medication and pain, which is harmful to the body’s health. Through Chiropractic care, Dr. Morgan can offer you a safe and effective alternative.

The spine is the body’s foundation; when it is misaligned, patients experience pain. For example, a whiplash injury can affect the cervical spine’s alignment, placing pressure on nearby nerves and muscles, which in turn trigger pain. This is why many auto accident victims continue to suffer from neck pain and headaches months after the actual accident occurred. A herniated disc can cause similar problems. For example, if a herniated disc compresses the sciatic nerve, patients may suffer from radiating and numbing pain sensations along the lower back, legs and buttocks. The key to managing this pain is to relieve pressure on the nerves. This is accomplished through Chiropractic adjustments.

Our gentle adjustments are a safe and effective technique for correcting spinal subluxations that trigger chronic pain after an accident injury. By restoring proper alignment to the spine, our Chiropractic adjustments support all aspects of our patients’ health. Chiropractic adjustments are also beneficial for patients who have a chronic pain condition, such as fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by recurring pain at tender points throughout the body. Patients also struggle with chronic fatigue, headaches and migraines. While Chiropractic care cannot “cure” fibromyalgia, these adjustments are an effective way to maintain proper spinal alignment. Correct spinal alignment helps to alleviate many of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. We may also recommend gentle exercises to improve circulation and range of mobility. This integrated approach to care is one reason why patients choose our Houston pain management center.

At Advanced Chiropractic Relief, our pain management clinic helps alleviate pain from within the body. We are proud to help bring you and your family an optimal state of health and wellness. With our natural pain management solutions, our Chiropractor will help you by faith and not by stress

An Overview of Herniated Disc

Herniated disc or bulging disc is a condition wherein a disc protrudes outside of the normal radius in the spine. A person suffering from this condition may not even know there is anything wrong until the bulging disc presses on a nerve in the spinal column and start causing excruciating pain. Depending on the location on the spine, herniated disc can cause pain and loss of range of motion. At the Advanced Chiropractic Relief in Houston, we understand just how painful and difficult it can be to suffer from this debilitating spine condition. Chiropractic care is one of the most popular alternative treatments used to treat herniated or bulging disc.

Symptoms of Herniated or Bulging Disc

Symptoms usually originate at the location of the bulging disc and could travel along the affected nerves. Below are some of common symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness of the spine

Causes of Herniated Disc

Aging is one of the most common causes of a bulging or herniated disc. As we age, the shock-absorbing spinal discs lose its water content and elasticity, making them stiffer and more prone to damage or injury. Any minor trauma increases the pressure of the disc’s central core and puts a lot of stress on the outer layer.

  • Repetitive movement likes lifting, bending, standing or driving
  • Sports activities
  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Unhealthy habit like smoking and drinking
  • Physical trauma, such as car accident or fall

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Herniated Disc

Flexion distraction technique is a common Chiropractic adjustment used to stretch the spine and isolate the affected area while flexing the spine with a gentle pumping rhythm. This helps move the herniated disc away from the nerve, reducing the pressure on the nerve root, and eventually relieving associated pain and inflammation.

Drug-Free Pain Relief- Pain relief drug medications can be extremely addictive. Chiropractic care offers relief from pain without the need for any addictive drugs or medications and heals the body from within and not just masking the pain.

Reduces Inflammation- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system and helps the body release anti-inflammatory substance, which reduces inflammation and alleviates pain.

Chiropractor Dr. Corrine Morgan has been providing safe, effective, natural and non-invasive Chiropractic care in Philadelphia for decades. She provides holistic approach to treating migraines. Chiropractic treatment involves stretching and manipulating the spine and uses X-rays to analyze how the spine might impact the patient’s migraine and overall health. Dr. Morgan’s also advises patients on lifestyle issues such as nutrition, exercise and managing stress.

Migraine headaches

Migraine headaches

Migraines are not ordinary headaches. They are often intense, prolonged and debilitating pains. It is believed that genetics and your surroundings can cause migraines. At Morgan Chiropractic center, we have seen just how painful and difficult it can be for patients with migraines. While Chiropractic care cannot cure the disease, your Chiropractor in Philadelphia Dr. Morgan’s all-natural approach to treatment is able to alleviate the pain associated with throbbing migraine episodes.

 

Symptoms of Migraine                                   

There are typically two stages of symptoms, prodromal and aura, with migraines in which you may show these signs:

  • Irritability
  • Stiff neck or neck pain
  • Hyperactivity
  • Flashes of lights
  • Sensitivity to light and touch
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Depression
  • Vision impairments

Chiropractic Care for Migraine in Philadelphia

Your Chiropractor in Philadelphia Dr. Morgan’s approach to caring for patients with migraine includes regular Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, relaxation, stress and nutritional counseling. Our goal with every patient is to alleviate pain and improve health from the inside out.

Chiropractic Adjustments- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system, promote spinal health and improve overall health. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing back pain relief and managing chronic pain caused by herniated discs or other spinal misalignments.

Lifestyle Counseling- is a natural complement to Chiropractic adjustments and other traditional treatments, and can make a significant difference for your overall health. Lifestyle changes may help control the signs and symptoms associated with your migraines.

Nutritional Counseling– We helps evaluate your current diet and identify trigger foods that can lead to migraine attacks. If you are overweight or obese, we will work with you to help you safely lose weight through healthy lifestyle changes. Morgan Chiropractic center, we promote eating the right amount and kind of food at the right time to improve overall health

Neck Pain

Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain in Philadelphia

Providing Lasting and Natural Relief from Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain and chronic back pain are two of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. Here at Morgan Chiropractic center, Dr. Corrine Morgan has decades of experience helping patients overcome back pain and neck pain in Philadelphia. Through highly-skilled, gentle Chiropractic spinal adjustments, physical medicine techniques and spinal decompression treatments, our patients get relief from painful neck and back pain, allowing them to get back to work, get back to an active lifestyle and away from the painkillers. If you are suffering from neck and back pain, contact our office at 215-922-3030 to schedule your appointment.

An Overview of Neck and Back Pain

Acute and chronic back pain or neck pain cases almost always stem from the same root cause: subluxations of the vertebrae. Subluxations are misalignments in your spine. When the vertebrae are correctly lined up, they properly protect and cushion the spinal cord and the nerves that flow out from between the discs in the spine to the rest of your body. When everything is in alignment, you have no pain. When you suffer a car accident injury, a slip on a wet floor, when you lift something heavy the wrong way, or when you sleep on a sagging mattress or slouch at your computer, your posture is adversely affected. Vertebrae can be either slowly or quickly jostled out of position, but the result is the same: pain. Depending on which vertebrae are involved, you may suffer chronic neck pain or back pain, or both.

In addition to subluxations, there are a number of soft tissue problems involving the muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs that support the posture of the spine that can cause pain. Because everything is interconnected, it is important that any soft tissue strains, sprains and injuries also be addressed. Another cause of acute back and neck pains can be damage to the discs that act as shock absorbers between your vertebrae. Ruptured or herniated discs fail to cushion the nerves so that out-of-place vertebrae pinch them even more painfully.

Dr. Morgan can help with all of these causes of pain. After a complete exam and medical history to discover the reason behind your pain, she can design a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that addresses your needs for healing and pain relief. Usually, this involves very precise spinal adjustments to restore the correct alignment of the vertebrae. This frees up pinched nerves and leads to pain relief. In addition, she may recommend a course of therapeutic exercises and physiotherapy treatments to help address problems with muscles and other soft tissues so that they can be retrained and reconditioned to properly support good posture. To address ruptured or herniated discs, she may recommend a series of spinal decompression treatments.

Sciatica

sciatica

an overview on sciatica

A common problem for people with herniated or bulging discs, sciatica is identified by pain that stems from compressed sciatic nerves. The pain usually starts in the lower back and travels down to one or both legs. The pain may vary in terms of frequency, severity, or it may be constant. The sciatic nerve travels through the lower back, hips and buttocks. When a herniated disc compresses the sciatic nerve, it causes the nerve to swell and pain arises in the lower body. Dr. Morgan at The Morgan Chiropractic center has seen the pain inflicted by sciatica on many patients. The Chiropractic care she administers is a preventative and control tool for sciatica pain.

Sciatica Symptoms

When the sciatic nerve is compressed due to herniated or bulging disc, it leads to painful symptoms such as:

  • Pain concentrated on only one side of your lower body
  • Sharp shooting pain along the sciatic nerve
  • Numbness in your legs
  • Dull aches
  • Pain when standing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attack symptoms

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Dr. Morgan often treats people with sciatica. Chiropractic adjustments will aim to re-align the spine and take the pressure off of the sciatic nerve for pain relief. Once the pressure is off, the body can begin to heal itself from within. Dr. Morgan will tailor a Chiropractic care plan to suit your needs for long-lasting results. At Advanced Chiropractic Relief, our goal is to improve our patient’s health from the inside out.

Drug-Free Pain Relief- Pain relief drug medications can be extremely addictive. Chiropractic care offers relief from pain without the need for any addictive drugs or medications and heals the body from within and not just masking the pain.

Reduces Inflammation- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system and helps the body release anti-inflammatory substance, which reduces inflammation and alleviates pain.

Restores Range of Motion- Chiropractic adjustments can help mobilizes your spine and restores range of motion. Dr. Johnson has the training and decades of experience to provide you with the highest level of chiropractic care to help you avoid long-term pain and promote natural healing.

Chiropractor Dr. Corrine Morgan has been providing safe, effective, natural and non-invasive Chiropractic care in Philadelphia for decades. She provides a holistic approach to treating migraines. Chiropractic treatment involves stretching and manipulating the spine and uses X-rays to analyze how the spine might impact the patient’s migraine and overall health. Dr. Morgan also advises patients on lifestyle issues such as nutrition, exercise and managing stress.

Sports injuries

An Overview of Sports Injuries

Dr. Morgan promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages her patients to participate in sports. However, sports participation lead to strains, sprains, and stress on different parts of the body. At Morgan Chiropractic center, we understand just how painful and difficult it can be to suffer from injuries sustained doing physical activities, such as playing sports, hiking and running. Dr. Morgan has decades of experience and she is equipped with techniques and instruments to address disc injuries in a safe and natural way.  

 

Symptoms of Sports Injuries

When the body becomes injured because of sports or training, symptoms that can occur are:

  • Swelling
  • burning, dull pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Pains
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle Spasms

Types of Sports Injuries

Depending on what type of sport you play, injuries will differ. Common injuries can include:

Neck Injuries- Neck injuries, such as whiplash; occur when the neck is quickly and forcefully pushed forwards or backwards in a whipping motion. Contact sports should be approached carefully simply because there is a higher risk for whiplash. Damage to the spine around the neck region can cause inflammation, which can result in pain and limited range of motion. Dr. Morgan uses gentle and effective Chiropractic adjustments to restore the neck back to its proper form.

Pinched Nerves- Pinched nerve due to spine injury sustained from sporting activities can be painful. Dr. Morgan has decades of experience providing chiropractic adjustment of the spine to relieve pressure on the nerve, which alleviates pain and allows the body to function better. And what is surprising is that many patients suffer with the pain for a prolonged period of time, when instead they could consult a chiropractor and be on the road to a pain free and active life again.